I liked this book so much that I endorsed it, and they put my endorsement on the cover! How cool is that?
Errol, a young drunkard, accepts a mission to deliver a package to a priest in exchange for a gold coin he knows will provide ale for days. But on his way, an assassin tracks him, tries to kill him. He barely escapes with his life and is nursed back to heath by the priests. It is there that Errol learns he has a rare gift or reading casts, and he begins an adventure that will take him to the palace in Erinon, if he lives.
What a rare delight to find such wonderful writing! This is an engrossing first person narrative of an epic fantasy adventure. Errol is a sympathetic hero who we long to see succeed in the world. The originality of the method of casting lots by priests was fascinating as was Errol’s choice of a staff as a weapon. Carr created an extraordinary start to what promises to be an extraordinary saga. Two thumbs up. Read it!
AND– As part of my Support an Author plan, I’m going to purchase a copy of this book and give it away.
Leave a comment below telling me one of your favorite fantasy elements from a fantasy story. This could be a character like Saphira the dragon in the Eragon books, the One Ring in the the Lord of the Rings books, the pensive in Harry Potter, or bloodvoicing magic. Winner chosen at random. Giveaway open to US addresses only. Ends February 28, 2013.